philosophy

Happy Continuation Day

If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people. To be born means that something which did not exist comes into existence. But the day we are born is not our beginning. It is a day of continuation....

Present Moment, Wonderful Moment: Mindfulness Verses For Daily Living

Under the clouds of war

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.

former Republican President of the USA

The pursuit of truth and beauty

The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.

Philosophy is questions

Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned.

Specialization is for insects

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

As simple as possible

Everything should be made as simple as possible -- but no simpler!

I know you

I know you, you're just like me.

Belief in the supernatural

Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination.

If you only have a hammer

If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

Maslow

Only two things are infinite

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.

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